Blueberry Picking Farms in the GTA

It's blueberry picking time! Celebrate National Blueberry Month by heading out to one of the many places in the Greater Toronto Area where you can pick your own.

Did you know that blueberries are really good for you? The total antioxidant capacity of blueberries is twice that of spinach and three times that of oranges. And they can also lower cholesterol!

Fresh blueberries are in their prime from mid July through August. When picking, select berries that are firm, dry, plump, smooth skinned, and completely blue, with no hint of red. They are often coated with a light white film called "bloom" which actually helps prevent deterioration. Water on the fruit accelerates rotting, so don't  wash them until you are ready to use them. If you store your freshly picked berries in the refrigerator, unwashed and covered, they should last up to two weeks. Freezing is always a good option too.

Pick your own blueberry farms in and around the GTA...

Andrews Scenic Acres/Scotch Block Winery
Fruit Winery, Pick-Your-Own Farm
Milton, ON

Barrie Hill Farms
Pick-Your-Own Farm
Barrie, ON

Hamilton's U-Pick
Pick-Your-Own Farm, Roadside Market
Brantford, ON

McLean Berry Farm
Maple Syrup, Pick-Your-Own Farm, Roadside Market
Lakefield, ON

Muskoka Blueberries
Pick-Your-Own Farm
Bracebridge, ON

Pardo's Berrie Farm
Pick-Your-Own Farm, Roadside Market
Blenheim, ON

Pleasant Berry Blueberry Farm
Pick-Your-Own Farm
Brantford, ON

Powell's Patch Blueberries
Pick-Your-Own Farm
Simcoe, ON

Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery
Craft Cidery, Fruit Winery, Pick-Your-Own Farm, Winery
Winona, ON

Whittamores Farm, Shop & Pick Your Own
Pick-Your-Own Farm, Roadside Market
Markham, ON

Wilmot Orchards
Pick-Your-Own Farm
Newcastle, ON

Does your family have a favourite place where you pick your own blueberries?

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